IFA Manufacturing Distribution Center (Phase I)
German-based automotive supplier IFA selected Frampton Construction to build a new industrial manufacturing facility in Berkeley County. One of Charleston’s top 10 employers in the manufacturing sector, IFA is among other major manufacturers entering the city’s newest Class A industrial business park, the Charleston Trade Center.
The building footprint includes a 17,500-square-foot office area and 216,500 square feet of warehouse and manufacturing space. Notable exterior components include concrete tilt walls and glass curtain wall systems with a thermoplastic polyolefin roof system. Numerous knockout panels enable a Phase 2 expansion. The facility was built to accommodate the company’s growth and expanding product line, bringing $69 million of capital investment and creating more than 120 new jobs. At full operational capacity, IFA will be able to produce 10,000 propshafts and 4,000 constant velocity joints each day on 14 production lines.
Owner: The Keith Corporation
Architect: McMillan Pazdan Smith
Type: New Construction
Category: Industrial, Manufacturing
"Frampton’s ability to exceed expectations is remarkable and their level of professionalism impressive. After a long and detailed selection process, it’s clear that IFA partnered with the right company for our project."Mauro AmaranteIFA North America president and CEO